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An Animal-Style Holiday Deal for Families

Animal-loving families will love the new two-day combo ticket offered by the L.A. Zoo and Aquarium of the Pacific this fall. Available October through December, the ticket includes admission to both Los Angeles attractions (on one day or separate days) for just $39 adults, $26 ages 11 and under. The deal comes just in time to give families a double holiday treat. In October, Boo at the L.A. Zoo … Read Article

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Halloween Makeup Tips From SyFy

Last Halloween, McKenzie Westmore’s 9-year-old son, Maddox Volpone, wanted to be a zombie. Fortunately, she had resources – and creativity. “It started out just as a zombie,” says the L.A. mom, who hosts Face Off, an extreme makeup competition show on the SyFy Channel. “But then I said, ‘You could have a career choice.’” Maddox settled on “zombie army sergeant” and the family got to work. … Read Article

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A Book Club Podcast Just For Tweens

For almost 10 years, Kitty Felde hosted “Talk of the City” on local public radio station KPCC. Part of the fun was attending the L.A. Times Festival of Books and meeting listeners at the KPCC table. Parents would bring their kids with them, and the kids would say they also listened to the station. Felde’s response: “You do not.” But the kids would always insist, “We have to. We’re in Mom’s … Read Article

Meztli Kali participates in a community puppet and mask making workshop in preparation for “Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven,” presented by Center Theatre Group and El Teatro Campesino, October 10 and 11, 2015, at Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles. PHOTO BY RYAN MILLER/CAPTURE IMAGING

A New Take on ‘Community’ Theater

The Center Theatre Group will stage a production in Grand Park this month that gives “community theater” a new meaning. Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven is a unique collaboration between CTG, the local Chicano theater company El Teatro Campesino and members of the Boyle Heights community. Popol Vuh is the legendary tale of the Mayan creation myth, and this production adds some distinctly L.A. elements … Read Article